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Emmelie Prophète
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Emmelie Prophète, born in 1971 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is a poet, novelist, diplomat, and activist. She is the author of two poetry collections and six novels, the first of which won the Grand Prix littéraire de l’Association des écrivains de langue française (ADELF) and has appeared in English as Blue (Amazon Crossing, 2022). Her most recent novel, published in French in 2020, won the Prix FetKann Maryse Condé, an award recognizing literature from the largely postcolonial global South that promotes human dignity. In 2022, high school students in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Guyana awarded it the Prix Carbet de Lycéens for best new novel from a contemporary Caribbean writer. Prophète, a former director of the National Library of Haiti, is Haiti’s minister of culture and communications and lives in Port-au-Prince. (updated 10/2022)

AGNI has published the following work:

Cécé’s Cell Phone
by Emmelie Prophète
Translated from the French by Aidan Rooney
AGNI 96 Violence Crime Gender
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